Steer & Heifer Estimated Grading Percent Report

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Des Moines, Iowa              Mon Apr 29, 2013              USDA Market News

USDA NATIONAL STEER & HEIFER ESTIMATED GRADING PERCENT REPORT
  For Week Ending:      4/19/2013


National, Regional, and State Breakdown of Official USDA Quality Grades.
Percentages derived from each category numerical total, divided by the total
number offered for USDA quality grading in each corresponding area.

              National     Region     Region     Region     Region
                              1-5           6       7-8       9-10
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Prime             4.20%     10.53%      1.05%      4.31%      3.02%
Choice           63.54%     67.31%     51.81%     65.47%     70.40%
Select           26.25%     13.49%     41.77%     24.28%     21.64%
Other             6.02%      8.67%      5.37%      5.94%      4.94%
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              Nebraska     Kansas      Texas
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Prime             6.35%      2.06%      1.00%
Choice           67.83%     64.29%     52.09%
Select           17.76%     30.60%     41.97%
Other             8.05%      3.05%      4.94%
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National USDA Certified Beef Program Information
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Percentage of the Choice Grade USDA Certified in the Upper 2/3rd:       27.04%
Percentage of cattle offered under Schedule GLA identified:             58.30%
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States included in regions are as follows:  1- CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, & RI; 2-
NY & NJ; 3- DE, MD, PA, WV, & VA; 4- AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, & TN; 5- IL,
IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI; 6- AR, LA, NM, OK, & TX; 7- IA, KS, MO, & NE; 8- CO,
MT, ND, SD, UT, & WY; 9- AZ, CA, HI & NV; 10- AK, ID, OR, & WA.
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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
        Britni Taylor/Jeff Peterson  515-284-4460  Desm.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
        24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS196.txt
        www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews


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